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Aphrodite's Lodge, Windermere

Longtail Hill,Bowness-On-Windermere Bowness Cumbria - Map
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Based on 406 Reviews

Aphrodite's Lodge Overview

Aphrodites Lodge is set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens and has outdoor heated swimming pool and is situated only a few minutes walk to Lake Windermere and the village of Bowness, were there are many fine restaurants, wine bars etc.A collection of unique themed and classical suites of the highest standard all with luxury bathrooms with large spa baths,private lounges some with private patios leading onto the heated pool. Aphrodites Hotel is a new luxury themed boutique hotel offering guest accommodation in both classical and themed suites.Aphrodites is often described as the hip hotel in the Lake District where it is not just a bed and breakfast, but a special hotel offering food which is all organic, most locally sourced, fairtrade where possible, with a strong emphasis on slow food.The hotel has an outdoor heated swimming pool, outside gallery eating and drinking area overlooking the unique dancing fountain with light and music show.

Our customers think this is great for...

Romantic

100%


Hotel facilities

  • Bar/lounge
  • Check-in time ends 10:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Check-out by 10:30 AM
  • Check-out from 7:30 AM
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Luggage storage
  • Photocopy machines
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathtub only
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • CD player
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • iPod docking station
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Jetted bathtub
  • LCD television
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Television

Customer Reviews

4/10 Average Based on 3 Customer Reviews

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2/10 Okay

24 November 2013

Absolutely Horrible, Never would go again until management changed

Warning signs prior to arrival when our room was switched without our consent to something different. We arrived, hopeful and cheerful, however from the start we were a bit concerned. Parking was limited due to delivery truck arrivals taking up a major portion of the lot. Our room was lovely, however poor craftsmanship throughout the place was quite evident (lighting fixtures loose, wall paneling off, etc). First day there we were awoken at 8am by sanding, hammering, and construction noises coming directly below us. We literally had to leave the room for both days until about 6pm when the crew left. On top of that, three separate occasions of power being knocked off to our room thanks to the construction below. Food was okay. Most was freshly made minus the toast which was quite stale. While eating breakfast on our first morning there we witnessed several tenants being told that not only could they not speak to the owner, but that they could no longer stay because of a mild complaint about wanting to switch to a different mattress. We overheard the entire conversation and watched them being told to leave which really made us fear even complaining while there else we'd be told to leave with no refunds as well. After two days and three nights (every day filled with LOUD construction noises) we went to check out and complained about the noises. Response we got was "oh well construction shouldn't start before 8:30 am sorry. Absolutely nothing else and they refused to honor a special on their site for rooms booked in November despite ours being book for November and changed without our consent. Fortunately there was some good about our trip. When we came into contact with the staff, they really shined and made it as lovely as possible. Mark, the gentleman who checked us in and served us at the bar, was absolutely fantastic. Additionally, the cleaning lady and serving girls were cheerful and incredibly helpful. The staff definitely made a bad trip seem a bit better and, with a change of management, Aphrodites could be great place to stay. Overall, it’s beautiful place with lots of potential. Unfortunately an absolutely complete lack of care from management for customer experience except for squeezing every penny out of a customer and not even mentioning a RIDICULOUS amount of construction being done during what was supposed to be a lovely and relaxing mini-vacation.

The best thing about my stay was...

Mark was lovely, as were most of the general staff members
10/10 Amazing

11 August 2013

Fabulous!

Just returned for this hotel and all I can say is wow! We stayed in a lodge with hot tub and nothing was a problem! The staff were great! The lodge was decorated as I'd asked and cannot complain about anything. Breakfast was great! Lovely grounds, pool and spar.

The best thing about my stay was...

The lodge!
2/10 Okay

18 September 2012

Absolutely awful!

Any advertisement is false advertising. It is in no way a boutique and in no way high quality. The rooms were pokey and small, the 'bar' is a shelf with a few drinks available - if you can get hold of any staff members. The staff members themselves are surly, rude and unhelpful. Don't think about getting any sleep - you can hear every floor board creak, every toilet use, every conversation and noise. There is no sound-proofing at all. We overlooked a hot-tub so I pity the people who had booked that! Nowhere to eat on site and the internet didn't work in my room. All in all it was horrendous and a waste of money. We have notified Trading Standards.

The best thing about my stay was...

Nothing

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